I may just build a shrine to Trump (not really) if this is the following steps in his administration.
1. Dismantle Obamacare (already on its way)
2. Legalize cannabis
3. Dismantle Roe Vs. Wade
4. Reduce corporate income taxes to the world average rather than the highest in the world
5. Work on a more Scandinavian system, in almost all ways. I know it’s a bit socialist, but it is much more fair than expecting the corporations and wealthy to pay for everything that we want.
Of course I won’t really build a shrine to Trump, however in just two days he made some of the biggest changes that I wanted to see, in regards to being a tax payer, and not wanting to dump a heavy burden of debt on my children. He also added a few bonuses in there.
- Dismantle Obamacare (already on its way) Trump’s first action as president.
An order that directs federal agencies to ease the “regulatory burdens” of ObamaCare. It orders agencies to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay the implementation of any provision or requirement” of ObamaCare that imposes a “fiscal burden on any State or a cost, fee, tax, penalty, or regulatory burden on individuals, families, healthcare providers, health insurers, patients, recipients of healthcare services, purchasers of health insurance, or makers of medical devices, products, or medications.”
- Legalize cannabis Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, has confirmed previous reports that Jim O’Neil is being considered to lead the Food and Drug Administration.
O’Neil is not only a strong supporter of legalizing marijuana, he has actively worked towards it as a Board of Directors member for the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, which helped legalized cannabis in California.
- Dismantle Roe Vs. Wade An order to reinstate the so-called “Mexico City Policy” – a ban on federal funds to international groups that perform abortions or lobby to legalize or promote abortion. The policy was instituted in 1984 by President Reagan, but has gone into and out of effect depending on the party in power in the White House.
- Reduce corporate income taxes to the world average rather than the highest in the world The Obamacare relief executive order and the Mexico city policy are both steps in the right direction
- Work on a more Scandinavian system, in almost all ways. I know it’s a bit socialist, but it is much more fair than expecting the corporations and wealthy to pay for everything that we want. Trump did something that I spoke about for a long time before this whole circus with the election, the TPP is terrible for the US. Trump is getting us out of this!He signed a notice that the U.S. will begin withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Trump called the order “a great thing for the American worker.This is very similar to the Scandinavian trade policy, they put heavy taxes on import and push more jobs and wealth into their own economy. They also tax corporations at nearly half of what the USA does.
Trump was not my guy. Im still skeptical. But if he keeps doing these types of things as president, he will soon become my favorite president.
I was surprised to see far far far left progressives like Robert Reich endorse cheap foreign made good being sold at Walmart. I was baffled by this write-up that I found on social media.
Watch your wallets. Republicans are pushing a new corporate tax plan that will end up costing most of you a bundle. Here’s are 7 things you should know about the so-called “border adjustment tax.”
1. The U.S. imports about $2.7 trillion worth of goods a year. Many imports are cheap because labor costs are much lower in places like Southeast Asia.
2. Our current tax code taxes corporations on their profits. So when Wal-Mart buys shirts from Vietnam for $10 and sells them for $13, Wal-Mart is only taxed on that $3 of profit.
3. But under the new Republican tax plan, Wal-Mart would be taxed on the full $13. As a result of this tax, Wall Street analysts expect retail prices in the U.S. to rise as much as 15 percent.
4. The plan would also cut taxes on companies that export from the United States.This might encourage companies to locate production in the United States — which could be good for American workers.
5. As a practical matter, who’s going to bear most of the burden and who’s going to get most of the benefit? The burden will fall mainly on the poor and middle class because they spend almost all of their incomes, so they’ll take the biggest hit in higher retail prices.
6. The benefits will go mostly to upper-income people who are shareholders of companies that export, and who’ll therefore get most of the tax cuts in the form of higher profits – and higher share prices.
7. It’s possible, of course, the dollar will rise in response to higher taxes on imports, effectively wiping out the tax burden. But no one can be sure.
Bottom line: The tax plan is dressed up as a way to make American more competitive. But underneath it’s just a typical Republican plan that redistributes from the poor and middle class to corporations and the wealthy.
What do you think?
My response to Mr. Reich was;
Seems like progressives are endorsing cheap shit from Asia to be sold at Walmart for a discount? Rather than attempting to encourage us companies to bring manufacturing back home?
Which is it, cheap shit at Walmart that was imported from overseas, or more US jobs?
I can’t understand how they expect to get the best of both. Cheap goods made outside the USA, and American jobs, at the same time?
Regardless, Trump then made me smile even bigger when I read this article at the fake news CIA funded Washington Post.
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump slammed President Obama’s executive action on gun control, saying “you saw what he did today… it’s no good.” (Reuters)
Trump has apparently had a handgun permit for years; a 1987 Associated Press story said he had one at the time.
The real estate magnate called for expanding mental health treatment, saying that people with mental health issues who are violent must be off the street “before they can terrorize our communities.” Trump said the issue has been ignored.
“All of the tragic mass murders that occurred in the past several years have something in common – there were red flags that were ignored,” Trump said. “And why does this matter to law-abiding gun owners? Once again, because they get blamed by anti-gun politicians, gun control groups and the media for the acts of deranged madmen.”
Trump said when a tragedy happens gun control advocates will “immediately exploit it to push their political agenda,” and that the solutions they propose would have prevented the shooting.
Trump said the current background check system needs to be overhauled because “very few criminals are stupid enough to try and pass a background check” and get their guns illegally. Trump said that criminal and mental health records also must be included in background checks.
Will I build a shrine? Of course not, as I said in my FB post (not really), but if he earns my praise, I will give it.
I was optimistic about Obama when he was elected. I made encouraging and kind worded videos for him before he took office in December 2008.
But I now feel Obama was the worst president in my life time so far. Worse than the tyrant before him even.
Just look up Obama’s tyranny against medical marijuana patients compared to Bush. Obama had 6100% more Federal indictments for MMJ patients compared to Bush’s entire 8 years, by 2011.
More on Obama’s war on marijuana
This was my message to/about Trump when he got elected. I won’t go easy on him either. We need to hold our public servants accountable.
Is Trump a liar? If he disappoints, will you call him out? (sorry about the wind distortion in the second half of this video)
However…. SO FAR SO GOOD!! Great job Trump!